Why gender disaster data matters: 'in some villages, all the dead were women'.

Author:

Ross in Suva, P

Editor:

First

Date:

2014

Region:

Asia

Theme:

Gender and Tsunamis

Language:

English

Publisher:

The Guardian

Full Harvard Reference:

Ross in Suva, P. (2014). Why gender disaster data matters: 'in some villages, all the dead were women'. The Guardian. Retrieved on October 11, 2018

A newspaper article that comments on the differences in how tsunamis affect different genders in Indonesia, reporting that at least 4 women died for every 1 man after the 2004 tsunami. Ross in Suva explores cultural reasons, such as how women do not know how to swim, and the post-disaster dangers for women including risk of gender-based violence, increase in trauma, stress and displacement, and intensified pre-existing inequalities. One example was that even though there is food scarcity, women were expected to serve men and boys first, which further led to malnutrition risks for women.